ophthalmia neonatorum

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Noun1.ophthalmia neonatorum - ophthalmia in newborns; contracted while passing through the birth canal; usually prevented with silver nitrate drops
ophthalmia, ophthalmitis - severe conjunctivitis
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Neonatal conjunctivitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis is a rare occurrence.
Meningococcal neonatal conjunctivitis and sepsis is an extremely rare disease and apparently secondary to asymptomatic carriage from mother's vagina and/or sexual partner's nasopharynx ("discussed by De Souza and Seguro [4]").
Neonatal Conjunctivitis. Pediatr Ann 1993; 22 (6): 346351.
(46) The most common cause of neonatal conjunctivitis (ophthalmia neonatorum) is chlamydia (6.9 cases per 100,000 live births) and can result in a rapidly progressing, severe eye infection that is associated with pneumonia.
Many different bacteriae leading to neonatal conjunctivitis have been reported.
It wasn't predominant the history of very young mothers with low socioeconomic conditions, without prenatal care, with a history of vaginal discharge, birth by vaginal delivery, lack of breastfeeding, or the presence of neonatal conjunctivitis, when this syndrome is produced by C.

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